Gamifying Homeschool for Older Children

Gamifying Homeschool for Older Children

Do you use games in your homeschool? Games are a great tool for making learning fun and increasing retention of information. Making learning a game, is also know as gamification. Often times we think of games for younger children but guest poster Jeriann Watkins shares about ways to use games in your older children’s learning. Gamification has been a hot topic in the last few years, and there are tons of fun ways to incorporate it into homeschool assignments. … Continue reading →

Three Amazing Benefits to Earning Your High School Diploma Online

Three Amazing Benefits to Earning Your High School Diploma Online

There are so many options to consider when planning for your student’s high school years.  Earning your diploma online is just one of the many options you have.  This guest post contributed by James Madison High School outlines some of the benefits of earning a high school diploma online. No matter what you choose, make sure your child has the study skills they need to succeed and that you keep good records to document their hard work and … Continue reading →

5 Keys To Homeschooling Multiple Children Successfully

5 Keys To Homeschooling Multiple Children Successfully

I have been homeschooling since our oldest started kindergarten 10 years ago. Last year, we added our fourth child into the mix. One of our biggest challenges has been to homeschool multiple ages at once. Here are a few ways we make it work: Guest post by: Jennifer Self Think Outside The Box. Literally. I like to choose or adapt curriculum to fit with families rather than classrooms. Four years ago, we began using My Father’s World. … Continue reading →

7 Highly Effective Study Habits My Teen Uses

7 Highly Effective Study Habits My Teen Uses

My teenage daughter is starting to take some college CLEP tests this past year to earn college credit while completing high school classes. She has had to tweak her study habits to ensure she is ready for the college level exams. She can no longer rely on mom to spoon feed the content and answers to her! She shares with us in this post about the study habits she has implemented and has successfully established to help … Continue reading →

Why I Chose School House Teachers Curriculum This Year

Why I Chose School House Teachers Curriculum This Year

So I am now in full blown homeschool planning mode right now. August is fast approaching and we have pegged August 22nd this year to be our first day of school. I always love this part of homeschooling. I love scanning over homeschool catalogs and websites. I love reading homeschool curriculum reviews on fellow bloggers websites. I have never used one boxed set of curriculum in the 8 years we have homeschooled. I have tried tons of … Continue reading →

Back to School Tips from My Teenage Daughter

Back to School Tips from My Teenage Daughter

Back to school planning can either be fun or a dreaded task. As parents, we want to do what is best for our children and we want our homeschool to run efficiently and effectively. Sometimes we get bogged down in the details and forget to ask the most important participants what their thoughts are about the first day of school. So I asked my teenage daughter what would make her first day back to homeschool special? Here … Continue reading →

How To Get Through Summer Vacation Without Breaking A Sweat

The long awaited summer break naturally spells fun for the kids, but when it comes to those who are home-schooled, moms and dads are faced with an additional challenge – how do we get the kids to stay in touch with their studies while all they’ve got on the brain is fun and games? Luckily for us, we’ve got lots of options these days, and fun and games can co-exist with education! If you’re stumped on how … Continue reading →

11 How To Homeschool Books Ready to start homeschooling

How to Homeschool Books – Start Your Homeschooling Journey Today

Wondering which how to homeschool books are worth reading? Don’t know where to start? For many people, homeschooling is a desirable alternative to the education offered by the public and private school systems. When you homeschool your children you have the flexibility to create an educational curriculum more suited to their needs. You also get to go on vacation to theme parks and take advantage of NO LINES in the off season! That’s my favorite perk! Not … Continue reading →

disadvantages of homeschooling taming end of year paper clutter

The Disadvantages of Homeschooling – Taming the End of Year Paper Clutter

One of the disadvantages of homeschooling is the mounds of paper we accumulate. We just wrapped up our homeschooling year last week and are ready for summer…..almost!   Let me re-phrase that….the kids are ready for summer and no school work. I am drowning in all the completed lessons (paper clutter) and used books that were finished this year. I also have another confession to make….I haven’t finished grading some of the last tests my daughters completed. … Continue reading →

11 Frustration Free Homeschool HIghschool transcripts

11 Frustration Free Homeschool Recordkeeping and Transcript Services

We showed you some free resources you can utilize for preparing your student’s high school transcript in this post. Now we want to share with you some great services that do cost a little, but sometimes we need more help than the free resources can give. Some of these services listed here will literally hold your hand and pretty much prepare your homeschool high school transcript for you! As busy as we all are, sometimes if we … Continue reading →